Television

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises are finalizing a merger that would create a giant combined entity in the Indian broadcasting scene. The two parties have entered into an exclusive, non-binding term sheet to merge both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries. SPNI will hold a majority stake in the combined entity, with ZEEL Managing Director & CEO Punit Goenka set to lead the merged company. The new
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EXCLUSIVE: Alloy Entertainment’s longtime head of television Gina Girolamo has been promoted to EVP. She will continue to oversee the television division of the Warner Bros. TV-owned company, founded and run by President and CEO Leslie Morgenstein. Girolamo, who established herself as a key executive at the book-to-TV & film company over the past decade, had served as SVP of Television since returning to Alloy in 2015. She executive produces the four current series Alloy
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EXCLUSIVE: Singer Sam Nelson Harris of rock band X Ambassadors is teaming with Schitt’s Creek’s star Emily Hampshire on superhero origin story podcast The Beautiful Liar. The audio drama, which is being produced by LA-based podcast outfit QCode in partnership with Interscope Records, will serve as a companion piece to X Ambassadors’ third studio album, The Beautiful Liar, which will be released September 24. Harris will star in and produce while Hampshire will voice the
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Mario Camus, the acclaimed Spanish writer-director behind La colmena, Young Sánchez, The Holy Innocents and more, died in his hometown of Santander on September 18. He was 86. Spain’s Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Goya Awards, confirmed the news with a post published on Saturday to their official Instagram page. “Filmmaker Mario Camus dies in Santander,” a spokesperson wrote in Spanish. “Author of classics of our cinema such as The
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EXCLUSIVE: A major character on Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television’s high-profile fantasy series The Wheel of Time, headlined by Rosamund Pike, is being recast for Season 2. Dónal Finn (The Witcher) has been tapped to portray Mat Cauthon, replacing Barney Harris, who played the role in Season 1 of the series, set to premiere Nov. 19 on Amazon Prime Video. The reasons for the recasting are unclear. The expansive, world-building drama, adapted from Robert
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